If the EU is to be more geopolitically influential in its own neighbourhood, it needs to start developing strategic security partnerships with key neighbours to the east and the south
Regional organisations have proliferated in Africa, with many organisations attempting to address similar issues in similar parts of the continent. Europeans should take stock of the situation they have helped create.
The Portuguese EU presidency should handle issues in line with European voters’ perceptions of the new reality created by the coronavirus
The EU should move quickly to consider and adopt a suite of tools to protect and enhance European sovereignty in the geo-economic sphere
European states should now increase conditional engagement with the Houthis, looking to widen political and humanitarian space on the ground
The EU should make use of its significant leverage in Georgia and Moldova to counter their ruling parties’ extensive repertoire of electoral dirty tricks
In its remaining months, the German Council presidency could use this momentum to create institutional structures to improve the EU’s capacity to act
The Alliance aimed to integrate security, development, and governance perspectives but has struggled to find coherence and effectiveness
The shock of covid-19 in Britain may end the culture-wars politics set off by the Brexit referendum
The EU cannot continue to rely on its regulatory power but must become a tech superpower in its own right. Referees do not win the game.